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Unread 01-07-2005, 05:39 PM
So Sorry gross question

Ok.. I dont know how else to tip toe around this but to come right out and ask. I had my surgery on October 13th so I have some time behind me and did lotsa healing.. but I have this one problem that is continuing to plague me and Im a little concerned and a lot embarrassed. I am having a lot of light colored discharge and lotsa itching to go with it... but somehow its not really like a yeast infection. The itch is more external like my 'private' is all irritated... Im going crazy. I tried over the counter things but it only helps for a little while.. can any one relate? I really didnt think of calling DR cause its not like something seems 'wrong' just itchy/irritated/and well ya know.. not dry. sorry guys
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Unread 01-07-2005, 06:20 PM
So Sorry gross question

I know this wil sound like a cop out answer, but -- GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR! That's what he/she is there for. That's the only way you will really know what's going on.
Unread 01-07-2005, 07:08 PM
So Sorry gross question

Hi Jaime,
I know you are talking outside the vagina, are you talking inside the lips, the labia? Or the very outside in the hair? I get the itchies so bad on the very outside, but it is due to allergies to soap that I use and shampoo and just about anything. I had to do a brush cut down there just so I can make sure everything gets washed out...

I certainly would go see the doctor, it could be allergies, could be an infection, and they will be able to give you something to make you feel better....
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Unread 01-07-2005, 07:14 PM
So Sorry gross question

Go see your doctor you may have an infection or it could be something else. Only your doctor can examine and treat you for this problem.

As to allergies, my doctor has recommended Cetaphil soap for my sensitive skin and it works --- even in areas where the sun doesn't shine.

You can get the Cetaphil equivalent at Wal Mart too which helps save money.

Unread 01-07-2005, 07:30 PM
make an appointment

The other Hystersisters aren't kidding. Go see a doctor. At about 5 months post op I had both a bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection. The doc said sometimes the hormone changes and the surgery changes can cause these things. It didn't feel quite like I thought it would, just very very itchy and red, and crampy too.

You won't know until you get it checked out. They did a culture and then knew just what to do. It took two weeks of different treatments but it has not returned.

Unread 01-07-2005, 10:27 PM

As much as us ladies think this is a gross subject it unfortunately happens to many of us and we tend to just suffer it. Recently after a D&C I had this terrible external itch that cream just didn't seem to touch and it wasn't thrush. After talking to the gyno he suggested bathing in sea salt or washing the area with white vinegar. I found that the vinegar gave the best relief and I used it by wetting a washer with warm water then pouring the vinegar on the washer and wiping that area I did it several times a day and after a few days it was feeling much better and by the end of a week it was gone and hasn't returned. I hope this helps and it a natural remedy which is even better.
Unread 01-08-2005, 11:10 AM
So Sorry gross question

I would talk to the doc!! I think you are far enough out that you might have an infection or ...something?
Unread 01-08-2005, 11:34 AM
So Sorry gross question

I agree call the DR. Something I've discovered is that things don't feel the way they used too. I had a bladder infection and had none of the symptoms I had had when I had a bladder infection pre op. I made an off handed remark to the Dr. about something that felt strange and he said well - maybe you have an infection and it went from there...

Unread 01-08-2005, 11:35 AM
So Sorry gross question

Three weeks post op I developed TWO yeast infections.

Inner and OUTER. Never had of an outer one before, but had been plagued with inner yeast infections most of my adult life and knew I had that one.
The itching was incredibly intense.
The doctor prescribed an external cream along with Diflucan and it took care of it within a week.

Definitely call the doctor and ask to be seen. I'm not saying yours is yeast, only what mine turned out to be.
Unread 01-08-2005, 11:36 AM
So Sorry gross question

thanks everyone for the heartfelt advide on something so ...'embarrassing!' I will call... promise..

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